BONGAIGAON, Feb 3 � Political parties have upped their campaign for the Bongaigaon Municipal Board polls, slated on February 9.
The civic body includes 25 wards in the Bongaigaon town area where a population of 67,322 lives in 15,219 houses according to the 2011 Census report.
In the last civic polls in 2010, the AGP got 13, the Congress got 10 and the BJP and Independents got one seat each. The AGP formed the executive body of the municipal board.
The AGP is fielding 24 candidates this time around and is hopeful of winning at least 20 seats. The people have faith in the party whose main issues are development and unity, said Bipul Chaudhury, secretary of the election management committee of the Bongaigaon AGP unit.
On the other hand, the Congress has fielded candidates in all the 25 wards. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta addressed a campaign meeting at the Barapara Public Field today to boost the spirit of the party workers.
There is development when the Congress is in power, Dutta said while seeking support for his party�s candidates in the civic polls.
Local Congress leader Girish Baruah claimed that the party would bag at least 12 seats in the polls this time.
Meanwhile, the Bongaigaon district unit of the BJP has allegedly failed to project its poll issues.